Download PDF by John F. Carlson: Carlson's Guide to Landscape Painting


By John F. Carlson

The whys and hows of some of the facets of panorama portray: angles and consequent values, aerial and linear point of view, portray of bushes, emotional homes of line and mass in composition, mild, cohesion of tone, plus details on canvas, palette, brushes, extra. 34 black-and-white reproductions of work by way of Carlson. fifty eight explanatory diagrams.

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Courtesy of Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Hartikka. SOLUTION In my paintings I like to see the elements of harmony and The picture should be well organized, not hectic and chaotic, and this is brought about primarily by a wellorder. organized design. As I explained on the opposite page, the design element relates to value patterns as well as to subject matter. I dislike rules in painting, peat is this: when in but one I often re- doubt— simplify. Some of the esthetic concepts of a painting are difficult put into words for the student— they almost have to be "felt" rather than specified.

Casein, 15" x 13". NTING Illustration A point I would like to touch on here is that I freely acknowledge my background as an illustrator. There is a contemptuous attitude among certain people toward any artist that has had anything to do with the "commercial world," but they fail to realize that some of the great painters of history, such as Michelangelo, Rembrandt, and Rubens, might have been considered "commercial" commercial to is illustrator artists. To be a one has to be good enough so someone agrees pay you for a painting before it is made.

52 KEYS TO SUCCESSFUL LANDSCAPE PAINTING I am not showing you a painting that is any way. Instead, I want to give you two examples of how to vary your solution to the same subject. The New England area has many wetlands that stretch between the ponds and lakes. You will notice them throughout this book, for I find their moods and seasons a wonderful motif and challenge. Here we see a cold, overcast winter day. I devoted most of the canvas to the pattern of brush- and show-covered ice and less to the sky, in which I suggested just a small patch of light breaking the solid cloud cover.

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